Skip to comments.Darrell Issa Takes Aim at Eric Holder’s Extortion Racket
Posted on 06/01/2014 1:18:30 PM PDT by Kaslin
The nations top extortion artist, Eric Holder, is at it again (or still). This time, rather than running guns to Mexican drug cartels or investigating reporters who publish inconvenient facts about the administrations scandals, Holder is taking aim at Americas small businesses. While Holder and Co have been busy collecting billion dollar fines from big banks, theyve taken a more direct approach to snub out businesses that dont necessarily conform with the Holder/Obama view of America.
Operation Choke Point, as it has been known, was a DOJ initiative that was intentionally designed to pressure banks and lenders into avoiding certain industry-specific businesses. Ostensibly, Operation Choke Point was designed to fight money laundering and fraud. The secretive initiative was launched with little fanfare in 2013. According to the Justice Department, it was aimed at choking out companies the Administration considered high-risk, despite the fact that they were legal businesses that had shown no signs of fraud.
In other words, the program was aimed at punishing businesses for merely existing. One of the primary victims of Operation Chokepoint has been gun manufacturers, and legal firearm dealers. (What a shock Im sure thats completely coincidental.)
So, while Eric Holder was busy shaking down banks for billions of dollars on trumped up charges, his department was also intentionally harassing legal businesses such as gun dealers, payday lenders, and anyone else that earned the scorn of the Obama Administration.
The DOJ has acknowledged that their tactics have resulted in many businesses being unduly punished, but brushed off any concerns by saying that legitimate businesses will merely have to make additional efforts to prove to banks they are not engaged in fraud. Because, yeah Thats clearly how our system is supposed to work, right? I mean, sure, we could try to use the DOJ to target people that have actually broken laws, but that would require a little less Chicago-style corruption.
Lucky for us, a handful of Republicans in California (yeah there are still some Republicans left in that state) elected Darrel Issa to the US House of Representatives. Issa, who chairs the Oversight committee, has chosen to take Holder to task for his latest affront to American style government, by claiming that the DOJs actions are flagrantly illegal.
And, of course, Issas right But its actually worse than that. Holders actions are also un-American. More than being corrupt, political, or criminal, Eric Holders repeated use of thuggary and intimidation are fundamentally antithetical to the American form of government. But, hes not alone in his un-American wielding of federal power. There is a growing sense among the ruling elite, that government is a tool to keep the citizens in line. The IRS is more than a revenue collection agency, it is (apparently) a tool to silence and harass political opponents. The DOJ isnt merely a law enforcement agency, but an agency with the power to manipulate and intimidate the public into compliance with certain world views.
When (a) government is gleefully wielding its power to harass, bully or intimidate the populace into submission, things have gone off the track somewhere. I guess this is the Hope and Change that America voted for in 2008: A world where the government runs extortion schemes and protection rackets while bullying industries they dont like. Who knew that liberal utopia looked so much like Chicago?
Eric the red will simply ignore Issa...just like he has on everything else....
Anybody know if the AG can be impeached....?
Darrel Issa would probably make a good president, but could he ever be elected? Even if he shows the corruption and proves it, he’ll be ridiculed as a loose cannon by the media. Our Country as it is today, he would need the endorsements of Jerry Springer, Maury, Oprah and The Kardashians to win. If anyone is too American today, he stands no chance of winning.
Are you missing Freedom yet ?
You can’t be serious!
Issa needs to go away FOREVER. Retire. Beat him in Nov. I don’t care. He has so royally screwed up every single investigation, and is s utterly incompetent, that when I see he is in charge of anything it makes me ill.
Word for Today:
Fascism: Noun. - - - A system of Government characterized by rigid one-party dictatorship, forcible suppression of the opposition - - -
Hes our Man!
If he cant do it,
> For those that have completely given up, there is the option to close the garage door and start the car.
I’m almost there. One less taxpayer to milk .
Besides, it doesn't do anything to help you reach your goal.
If you think everything’s hopeless and that democrats are sooooooo powerful we have to give up why are you here? Really, I’m not putting you down - I just want to know.
Holder is Obamas IED(Intermittent explosive disorder) buried in the heart(S) of capitalism..
AND Boehner and McConnell hold the remote triggers..
A; Carnage on several levels..
Maybe you should spread your cheer among democrats... Every time they’ve got a small win you can tell them it’s all hopeless. Think about it.
Issa’s doing a great job... we need to get behind him. If you want to discourage people do it to democrats. They’ve got big swelled heads - take ‘em down a peg or two...
The beauty is the Republican establishment agrees with the administration i.e. the American people are the enemy. If they didn't, such as John Boehner would be saying, "Enough of this!" He hasn't.
Choke point is just another weapon against the American people.
Would that these clowns would use the weapons at their disposal against true enemies of the United States.
Is Isassa ever going to hit one of his targets?
Once the tipping point happens there will be a massive purge of Facists in government with hundreds going to prison. It may take some time to occur, and will be driven by events ... but it will happen.
When it comes to going against a Media supported Political Candidate that does not have to pay for coverage, and is the leading story on the 6 O Clock News and is given about 75% vs 25% of the story coverage, you better have a candidate that can reverse it. Who do you have that can do it? Where is the Reagan? Hell, I’d take an IKE if there was one. LOL, you are not fighting the Democrat Party, you are fighting against their controlled powerful media that inserts their agendas into every thing you watch on TV or at the movies. The next 2 years should be very interesting if I can live that long.
Until we are confidently topheavy in Congress, I’d rather keep Issa as a vociferious placeholder for his redistricted district, rather than see the slot he’s held 10 years go to a Dem - and that will happen if a greenhorn should run against a Dem.
Back in the early days of FreeRepublic even FOX news wasn’t in all parts of the country - and Drudge was considered ‘not relevant’.
We’ve come a long ways since those days... and we’re still winning. I’m a person who cheers for my team... and wishes them well when they move the ball down the field. I stay loyal.
The whole ‘sad sack’ give up and quit thing doesn’t work for me.
So yeah, we’re fighting against the media but even there we’re winning. Look at MSNBC. Everyone knows they’re a joke. Network evening news shows are down in numbers and WAAAAY up in the age of people watching. Drudge is an established news source - CNN is going under and FOX has more viewers for most of their shows than CNN and MSNBC combined. Yeah, it’s slower than I’d like, but we’ve come a long way....
Not hopeless or ready to give up...just reality...with the Senate in control of the Senate at least for now...Holder is untouchable..
Holder is the US AG, the highest ranking law enforcement officer in the land..
He is basically Obama consigliere for his democrat crime syndicate...
Not only does he think he's above the law, he thinks he is the law unto himself...
The GOP can and should continue to hold him accountable, but it's not going to mean much unless we win the Senate...
Though I certainly agree with your sentiment...that's a fantasy...
We as a country tend to expose scandals, corruption, and by congressional committee spread the blame and move on...
Darrell Issa does a valuable service for Americans by bringing the Obama administration’s impeachable offenses to public attention, even if he hasn’t actually been able to impeach anyone yet.
In Eric Holder’s latest act of tyranny and malfeasance described in this article, he’s been ‘’harassing legal businesses such as gun dealers.’’
The more gun owners become of aware of these actions through Darrell Issa’s hearings, the angrier they will become and the more strongly they will support Republicans in the coming elections...which will lead to more Republicans in Congress...which will result in more support for Darrell Issa and more success in his efforts to punish people like Eric Holder.
Someone could “citizens arrest” holder. If he resisted I bet he would have less chance of surviving than a lab retriever with a cop strolling by. Is he above the law? I bet there is someone being destroyed who will think turnabout is fair play. Let holder do the talking to attempt not to be destroyed.
> I consider despair to be a loss of faith in God, and a sin.
Besides, it doesn’t do anything to help you reach your goal.
True. I know that’s biblical and easy to say when life is good but it still doesn’t mean we don’t have some feelings of despair when there is an extended drought...: )
I am not sure of what to make of Issa.
I see the merits of what he has done so far, though he has not made the sorts of progress we have desired. Issa has a thin line to follow, and a media that will harass him into silence. His committee lacks a certain follow though when it comes to Holder, but honestly, Holder has the upper hand because of his ability to refuse to appoint independent prosecutors.
That sort of leaves Issa in a bad spot. He can hold hearings, and then it goes nowhere because whatever he turns up, would normally go to a prosecutor who...works for....Holder.
He’s damned if he does, and damned if he doesn’t. Not a good spot for him, so he goes through the motions, checks off the items on the list, and lets the chips fall where they may.
+I would be delighted if the NRA opened their own banks nationwide.
I can see a large segment of the USA population swarming to such banks, and telling Holder & Obama to pound sand.
You said it, although some here just don’t get it
Yeah, what good does it do to impeach that arrogant pos if the Senate does not remove him
He’s not running for president and I will not vote for a congress man for president
“You cant be serious!
No kidding! Issa is all hat and no cattle! He needs to go visit Trey Gowdy and find out what it takes to be a leader. Issa ends up being just a poseur in my estimation.
Work hard to change things for the better - hope, luck, and prayers are with us.
The democrat side is riddled with lies, corruption and age - and they hang in there... We need to do the same. I get exhausted with people making a point of 'giving up' and somehow working that sentiment into the 2nd or 3re reply spot. I don't believe you're trying to demoralize the site, but sometimes I think there are people attempting to do that.
You’re right on that J - many reasons to feel good about the direction freepers are helping take the country.
We could run Jesus and the press wouldn't like him. Besides, before Reagan was elected the first time the press mocked him worse than they mocked Sarah Palin.
Waiting for 'THE ONE' isn't the field Republicans should play on anyhow - it reeks of totalitarian. Our win will come with our ideas... and lots of good people on our side can carry those ideas into battle. Have faith... we're winning in so many ways.
If the Republicans can win the House and Senate, Hillary will rule like Slick in 94. I don’t think she cares who controls Congress, just so long as “She” is the first woman President, that’s all it is about. For the country’s sake I would look forward to a change within the legislative branch with more conservative minded representatives. (Not the Rino selected ones) Come November, we will see where we will stand in 2016. As far as Issa is concerned, I’m sure the media will make him another Joe McCarthy if they haven’t already. Any Republican who wants a thorough investigation and seeks the truth will always be called another Joe McCarthy when it comes to the slanted reporting.